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Accident: 54927.015 - Employee Is Struck When Removing Pipe End Cap And Is Killed

Accident: 54927.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/20/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
949352.01511/21/2013Calfrac Well Services Corp.
At 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2013, an employee was working at a zipper fracking site and called into the data van to ensure that a pipeline had been depressurized before removing an end cap. The employee began removing the cap when it blew off with 4,000 psi and was struck in the chest and the employee was killed.
Keywords: pipeline, pressure piping, air pressure, chest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 949352.015 29 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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